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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

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Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read aloud, this resource goes on to offer a number of extension activities that create curricular connections with art, music, health, and science. A reading of this Caldecott Medal-winning book would make a perfect addition to a literature unit on folk tales in the primary grades.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • A list of additional resources is provided for extending learning
  • Activities are suitable for students across the primary grade levels
  • Teacher must provide scaffolding to support children with the reading comprehension strategies mentioned in the lesson
  • Some of the arts and crafts activities require considerable teacher preparation